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Ten


Shirley: Oh my God, what the bloody hell are those doing out? For goodness sake, young lady, cover yourself up. And Mr. Tinsley! What do you think youíre up to? John, stay out in the hall. I donít want you in here right now.

Mr. Tinsley: Calm down, Shirley. This is Karen. Sheís a body double for Miss Toussand. Sheís a professional, you know, gets paid well for what she does. She was just showing me herÖerÖfilm assets.

Shirley: Oh, is that what you call them? Well, you could both do with finding a place a bit more private to play show and tell. The lunch dishes are still about and there are tourists in the house!

Karen: Sorry. Iím just taking a break from the filming. Itís such a bother to keep getting dressed and undressed, so I thought I'd just hang out here until theyíre ready for me again.

Shirley: Well, youíve hung out long enough. This used to be a respectable house.

Mr. Tinsley: Some people are so old fashioned.


Emma: Did you get the invites sent out?

Ann: Yes. Iím quite excited. It seems like it's really going to happen now.

Emma: It had better. I just got back from buying my bridesmaidís dress!

Ann: How are things going with you and Nigel? Have you really split?

Emma: I donít know whatís going to happen. Weíre still good friends. Now that Iíve got my own flat things are much easier. I donít have to feel so illicit and so dependent all the time. You know, it was hard work dating a vicar. Everyone is always watching, and they always have an opinion.

Ann: Did he mind that you donít go to church?

Emma: He said he didnít. Iím not sure, really. I mean, heís devoted his whole life to doing this one thing, and I say I donít believe in it. It does make you wonder how he could not mind. But thatís really not why I moved out. Things were just happening a bit too quickly. Iím still sorting out how I feel. About him, about John, even about Frank. Relationships are a bit of a disaster for me. I always end up hurting people.

Ann: Youíll sort it out. And I wouldnít worry too much about Nigel. I think heís a very understanding man.


Arthur: My goodness Alan. The takes from those final scenes. I had some early doubts about Suzanne butÖ

Alan: I know. She was tremendous. The passion...

Arthur: Not just the passion. It was all there. The love, the fact she knew she was leaving. It was all there and the punters will love it. I'm already telling the marketing people to jump the ad rates. This will be monster.

Alan: And it will ease the way for the Americans. They want a name, but when they see this...

Arthur: You are the man!


Arthur: Now I know that you're sorry to see us go, but while that may add a tinge of sadness to the proceedings, we are just delighted with our stay and our results.

Simon: And the house will appear in the credits?

Arthur: Of course. And I hope that our 'little' cheque comes in handy too!

Phil: Actually, I'd just like to say, sort of in my official role, you know, as accountant, that the cheque is going to allow us to step up the restoration of some of the upstairs rooms. We believe that we will have some additional rooms available for viewing. In time for the wedding, that is. Thank you.

Chester: Of course, providing that nothing unforeseen arises. Still, I must admit to being pleased with the progress so far. I believe that the damage caused by the filming has been managed and we can progress. Work can be such a blessing.

Arthur: Oh, you're having a wedding here? Well that's nice, it will be some consolation for losing us.

Ann: Thank you Arthur. You are actually invited as it's Simon and I that are getting married.

Arthur: Really? Oh well, I'm sure Irene has it in the Palm Pilot and I'm sure we're all delighted for you. Now I hope this is soon, because we have another project to announce. I can officially state that unofficial talks have started with a major Hollywood studio, whose name I cannot divulge yet. The production will be a modern re-telling of a classic fairytale and, suffice it to say, I really believe that Alan Carver's next production will be the epic we've all believed he's capable of. What is more, a little birdy has been telling me that if things work out, Suzanne will be his little Princess!

Ann: So you are all going to Hollywood? You and Irene?

Arthur: Irene has to come, don't know what day it is without Irene! Anyway she's happy to go, arenít you Irene?

Irene: It really is a tremendous opportunity for me.

Arthur: Of course it is.

Ann: But what about Frank? It's none of my business but, well, it'll be hard for him, won't it?

Irene: We've talked. It's only for a year at first, and I'm sure he can come visit.

Ann: And Suzanne will be going out too? What about Gary?

Irene: Gary was on break from his series so he's going back to his sitcom, George. It's really very popular, though I think it's getting renamed Bob, since the original George is back in rehab, but he'll still be Phil.

Ann: I see. Well I hope it all ends happily ever after.


Emma: Frank, are you all right?

Frank: I donít think so.

Emma: Whatís wrong?

Frank: Itís Sam. Sheís left me.

Emma: I think you mean Irene.

Frank: Yes, thatís what she calls herself now. Irene. Sheís going away again.

Emma: Did she tell you where sheís going?

Frank: No, I donít want you to do that!

Emma: Frank?

Frank: Oh, sorry. She said she could stop her. But she canít. Irene wants to go. She wants to go to Hollywood.

Emma: But sheíll come back?

Frank: Stop saying that! Itís not true!

Emma: Frank, focus. Talk to me. Iím here with you. Will she come back?

Frank: I donít know. I donít think so. Why should she? You left and didnít come back.

Emma: That doesnít mean anything. She could change her mind. Or maybe you could. You could visit her.

Frank: Why do you have to leave?

Emma: Letís go back to the Hermitage. Iíll make you some tea and we can talk some more.

Frank: I canít go, you know. Iíll never leave this place again.

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